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pbrand
10-19-2007, 10:27 AM
I am debating between a few sights for my ar15 and wanted to get some personal opinions or testimonials on any of the following products.

*(All shooting will be done at the range or in the hills 50-300 yards)

http://www.opticsplanet.net/weaver-rifle-scopes-v3-hunting-849400.html
- The Weaver V3 ($167)
- A nice 1-3x scope at a good price

http://www.opticsplanet.net/burris-xts-135-1x-35mm-mat-xtreme-tactical-speeddot-sights.html
- Burris XTS-135 ($230)

http://www.opticsplanet.net/bushnell-trophy-1x28-red-green-riflescope.html
- Bushnell ($85.35)
- 4 Reticles! Cheap Price! Name Brand! Warranty!


If i decide to get one of these "red dots" i will most likely grab the "po boy" special from LaRue.
http://stores.homestead.com/Laruetactical/Detail.bok?no=170

Hot Brass
10-19-2007, 1:14 PM
Not a red dot but for a scope in the price range that you stated.

http://theopticzone.com/detail.aspx?ID=3322

pbrand
10-19-2007, 1:35 PM
Thanks for the reply. I'm looking more for a very low powered optic though. 1-4x is great. My hearts desire is a red dot with a magnifier.

maxicon
10-19-2007, 2:21 PM
The Weaver and the Burris have both been getting some very good reviews as inexpensive scopes in their respective styles.

Before I'd buy a Bushnell like the one you have listed, I'd get an Ultradot for a little more $, since it's a well proven and solid red dot in that style. It's probably the least tactical of the bunch, as the long, skinny tube in a 1x red dot doesn't make for fast aquisition, and is more suited to target shooting.

At that point, it's more a decision on what style you want. The Weaver, like all magnified optics, has the drawback of limited eye relief compared to a 1x red dot, but lets you reach out a bit further with more accuracy.

The Burris is a fast aquisition optic, but you don't have the zoom capability, and it's going to lose steam out past 100 yards.

I need some magnification to get decent accuracy even out to 100 yards, so I'd go for the Weaver, but lots of people have no problems with good accuracy in a red dot at that distance. 300 yards is pushing it, though. They don't spec the dot sizes, but many inexpensive red dots are 4 MOA, which is going to cover 12 inches at 300 yards.

Both Weaver and Burris have a much better reputation for reliability than Bushnell, as well.

Hot Brass
10-19-2007, 2:23 PM
Thanks for the reply. I'm looking more for a very low powered optic though. 1-4x is great. My hearts desire is a red dot with a magnifier.


Better price.

http://theopticzone.com/searchresult.aspx?CategoryID=33

Good luck.

OpticsPlus
10-19-2007, 9:36 PM
If you are looking for some new optics please give us a chance to earn your business. I can get the following for you cheaper:

Burris 300205 - $210
Bushnell 730135 - $82.40
Weaver 849400 - Do not carry but can get others

If you want any other prices please send us a PM with what you are looking for. We would like the chance to earn your business by saving you some money!

pbrand
10-20-2007, 10:54 AM
The Weaver and the Burris have both been getting some very good reviews as inexpensive scopes in their respective styles.

Before I'd buy a Bushnell like the one you have listed, I'd get an Ultradot for a little more $, since it's a well proven and solid red dot in that style. It's probably the least tactical of the bunch, as the long, skinny tube in a 1x red dot doesn't make for fast aquisition, and is more suited to target shooting.

At that point, it's more a decision on what style you want. The Weaver, like all magnified optics, has the drawback of limited eye relief compared to a 1x red dot, but lets you reach out a bit further with more accuracy.

The Burris is a fast aquisition optic, but you don't have the zoom capability, and it's going to lose steam out past 100 yards.

I need some magnification to get decent accuracy even out to 100 yards, so I'd go for the Weaver, but lots of people have no problems with good accuracy in a red dot at that distance. 300 yards is pushing it, though. They don't spec the dot sizes, but many inexpensive red dots are 4 MOA, which is going to cover 12 inches at 300 yards.

Both Weaver and Burris have a much better reputation for reliability than Bushnell, as well.

Thanks for that information Maxicon. I think i will be going with the Burris and a Po Boy special.

aplinker
10-20-2007, 1:05 PM
Thanks for that information Maxicon. I think i will be going with the Burris and a Po Boy special.

You might want to ask them if the magnifier on the Po Boy will be centered on the reticle of the Burris in their mount. The flip mount is made for a bottom 1/3 co-witnessed Aimpoint on an AR flat-top, so it's pretty tall.

pbrand
10-20-2007, 6:21 PM
Yea your right. I wont be buying one until December and the quantities on the Po Boy are limited. Assuming they still have them i am going to do my research on the height of the burris rings i purchase and make sure all goes well.